Colorado Privacy Act Signed by Governor

As part of the continued movement towards increased privacy regulation, Colorado joins California and Virginia as it becomes the third state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law.  On July 8, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB21-190, the Colorado Privacy Act (“the Act”), into law. The Act will go into effect on July 1, 2023, with some specific provisions taking effect at later dates. The Act applies to companies conducting business in Colorado or that produce or deliver commercial products or services targeted to Colorado residents.  These include those that either (1) control or process the personal data pertaining to at least 100,000 consumers during a calendar year;…

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Virginia Privacy Legislation Approved by State Senate and House

Virginia may become the second state to enact major privacy legislation of general applicability, following the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which was enacted in 2018. The Virginia bill, if signed into law, would take effect January 1, 2023. The legislation would: establish a comprehensive framework for controlling and processing personal data of Virginia residents provide Virginia residents with certain rights with respect to their personal data, including rights of access, correction, deletion, portability, the right to opt out of certain processing, and the right to appeal a controller’s decision regarding a rights request. include requirements with respect to data minimization, processing limitations, data security, non-discrimination, third-party contracting…

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U.S. Senate Commerce Committee To Hold Hearings on Privacy February 27, 2019

On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will convene a hearing titled “Privacy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework in the United States.” Committee members will focus on potential Congressional action to “address risks to consumers and implement data privacy protections for all Americans.” Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi described the hearing as an opportunity to “help set the stage for meaningful bipartisan legislation.” The hearing comes in the midst of calls from policymakers, advocates and industry for law that would protect individuals, foster trust, and promote innovation. Several lawmakers introduced legislation in the last Congress, and bills are expected…

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